Articles tagged "epidemics"

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Entire Italy under lockdown as the government extends drastic measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak

The entire population of over 60 million in Italy is now under lockdown as the government extends drastic measures across the nation to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced at a press conference late Monday, March 9, 2020. The...

March 10, 2020

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16 million in Italy under lockdown as COVID-19 deaths surge to 366, global death toll at 3 893

The global death toll from the COVID-19 outbreak has jumped to 3 893 and the number of cases to 111 853 on Monday, March 9, 2020, with Italy overtaking South Korea as the country with most fatalities after China. With this, the Italian government has placed 16...

March 09, 2020

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COVID-19 death toll reaches 2 700, markets plunge amid pandemic fears

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday, February 25, 2020, that the COVID-19 outbreak could grow into a pandemic as markets plunged, while cases peak in China and surge outside the country. South Korea and Italy now rank second and third with the most...

February 25, 2020

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WHO mission gets underway as COVID-19 death toll passes 1 770

Specialists from the World Health Organization (WHO) have started meetings with their Chinese counterparts on dealing with the coronavirus disease-- now officially called COVID-19-- which has so far officially killed 1 776 people. The number of infected with the...

February 17, 2020

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Coronavirus death toll exceeds 1 000 as public backlash against government grows

On Monday, February 10, China recorded the highest daily death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak (2019-nCoV), adding to overall 1 018 fatalities as of Tuesday, February 11, 2020. A group of professionals from the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in...

February 11, 2020

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Coronavirus death toll nears 500 with fatalities outside China confirmed, over 24 000 infected

The death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak (2019-nCoV) has jumped to 492 as of Wednesday, February 5, 2020, according to the National Health Commission, who also confirmed that the number of confirmed infections rose to 24 324. For the first time, countries...

February 05, 2020

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Coronavirus outbreak declared a global emergency as death toll tops 213

The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan, China has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday, January 30, 2020. By Friday, January 31, the number of fatalities jumped to 213 and the number of confirmed cases to 9 820. ...

January 31, 2020

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China coronavirus death toll rises sharply to 82, Beijing confirms first fatality

Authorities confirmed on Monday, January 27, 2020, that the death toll from China's coronavirus has hit 82 while the number of confirmed cases has reached more than 2 700. Beijing officials also reported the capital's first fatality who was a 50-year-old man...

January 27, 2020

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China coronavirus death toll hits 26 with 830 infected, more than 33 million people in lockdown

China's coronavirus has killed 26 people and infected 830 as of Friday, January 24, 2020, the National Health Commission (NHC) confirmed. The worsening case prompted more cities in Hubei province to restrict travel, following the lockdown of Wuhan-- the center...

January 24, 2020

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Major Chinese city goes into lockdown as new virus death toll rises to at least 17 - Wuhan, Hubei

The death toll from China's coronavirus has jumped to at least 17 as of Thursday, January 23, 2020. Amid heightening concerns, officials in Wuhan-- the outbreak's epicenter-- announced a partial lockdown of the city in efforts to contain the outbreak. Wuhan...

January 23, 2020

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China's SARS-like virus spreads to U.S., heightens fears of worldwide spread

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on January 21, 2020, the first case of the new SARS-like virus in the United States. This raised concerns about the epidemic spreading worldwide as China also confirmed that the infection can be...

January 22, 2020

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Dengue cases rise in Sri Lanka due to previously latent serotype 3 and changing weather patterns

The Sri Lanka National Dengue Control Unit's (NDCU) released a report on January 19, 2020, stating that the rise of dengue cases in the country-- especially during the last two months of 2019-- is due to the previously latent serotype 3 (DENV3) being active, as...

January 22, 2020

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China confirms new SARS-like virus can be spread through human contact

A new, SARS-like virus in China has claimed at least six lives and infected more than 300 people as of Tuesday, January 21, 2020. It was also confirmed that the infection can spread between humans and that the virus has been reported beyond the country. Zhong...

January 21, 2020

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Fourth case of bubonic plague confirmed in China

Chinese health authorities have confirmed another case of bubonic plague in the northern Inner Mongolia region on Thursday, November 28, 2019, making it the fourth reported case this month. A herder in Siziwang county, Ulanqab was diagnosed with the disease in a...

November 28, 2019

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World's second-largest Ebola outbreak spreads to major city, DR Congo

World's second-largest Ebola outbreak has spread to the city of Butembo (population 1 million), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). New cases are increasing quickly in Butembo's eastern suburbs and outlying, isolated districts, sparking fears of its...

December 10, 2018

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Deadly tropical disease kala-azar outbreak in South Sudan

A deadly tropical disease, kala-azar has killed at least 52 people and sickened 2 447 in South Sudan so far in 2017, according to UN OCHA health partners who warn that many more were likely to be infected. The parasitic kala-azar disease, which peaks between...

October 27, 2017

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Deadly hepatitis A outbreak spreading through California

A state of emergency has been declared in California on Friday, October 13, 2017 due to hepatitis A outbreak that has so far killed at least 18 people. The proclamation allows the state to increase its supply of vaccines for the highly contagious virus. A large...

October 13, 2017

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Meningitis outbreak in Nigeria claims more than 330 lives

An outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis in Nigeria has claimed 336 lives since mid-December 2016. Meningitis outbreaks are currently reported in five states (Zamfara, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger and Sokoto) in northwestern and north-central zones of Nigeria. An epidemic...

April 05, 2017

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Mysterious bacterial outbreak spreading through Wisconsin, US

A mysterious bacterial outbreak has killed 17 people and sickened at least 54 in Wisconsin, US since November 2015, officials confirmed on Thursday, March 17, 2016. Experts say this outbreak is unprecedented. The cause of the sickness is bacteria called...

March 18, 2016

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Evidence suggests Zika virus might cause severe neurological disorder

According to research published on March 1, 2016, Zika virus might cause Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), a severe neurological disorder. Zika virus infection is associated with symptoms such as fever, rash, joint and muscle pain and conjunctivitis. The...

March 02, 2016

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Zika virus spreads to Americas, 3 cases reported in the UK

Zika, a mosquito-borne virus first isolated from a monkey in Zika Forest, Uganda in 1947, spread to 21 countries and territories of the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on January 23, 2016. The virus will continue to spread and probably reach...

January 25, 2016

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MERS outbreak hits 30% death rate as pandemic spreads in Saudi Arabia

The MERS outbreak sweeping through Saudi Arabia and Egypt has accelerated yet again with 26 new confirmed cases today. Infections have exploded by 73 percent in just one month, reports Reuters.What really has virologists alarmed, however, is the 30% death rate curr

April 28, 2014

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Mass deaths of blackbirds in the Crimea, Ukraine

Dozens of the migratory birds have been found dead on the Kamyshovskoye highway in Sevastopol, along Kazachya Bay and in other coastal areas, ITAR-Tass reported Saturday.Ornithologist Alexander Grinchenko of the Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds said

February 21, 2011